Corporate Citizenship Blog

3 ways to cut carbon: creative lessons in corporate citizenship

Posted by Colleen Olphert, Director, Membership and Member Services on Jan 21, 2015 3:12:08 PM

windmillIs cutting carbon part of your future business focus? It’s certainly on the minds of many these days:
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Topics: Corporate Citizenship, Environment, Environmental Sustainability, Sustainability

Fostering a more promising and productive future through mentorship programs

Posted by Stewart Rassier on Jan 19, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Mentoring-079109-editedIn 1897, Andrew Carnegie, the industrialist credited with leading the enormous expansion of the American steel industry, appointed the 35-year-old Charles M. Schwab as his successor as president of Carnegie Steel. Schwab had started as a low level engineer at the company and first impressed Carnegie with his talents as a pianist at a party. This jump-started a close mentoring relationship between the two, and in a relatively brief period of time, Schwab was groomed to follow Carnegie as head of the company. Schwab’s business success even after he left Carnegie Steel is largely credited to Carnegie’s interest in his high-potential protégé.
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Topics: Corporate Citizenship, CSR, Community Involvement, Corporate Volunteerism

Stay inspired in 2015 by staying centered

Posted by Katherine V. Smith on Jan 13, 2015 11:48:00 AM

Conf-TelescopeMan-20150112(1)"I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.” ― Mark Twain

The New Year inevitably brings rumination about where we’ve been, contemplation about where we are going, and predictions of future trends. This annual ritual can be overwhelming as our piles of prognostications and advice grows larger and the speed at which it accumulates accelerates.

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Topics: Business Perspectives, Corporate Citizenship

Tell your corporate citizenship story during the 2015 Film Festival

Posted by Patricia MacKenzie on Jan 10, 2015 9:30:00 AM

FilmFestivalLogo-FINAL Each year, the Center hosts the International Corporate Citizenship Film Festival, which attracts both domestic and international interest. This annual event, now in its 7th year, provides companies an opportunity to showcase how they use video as an effective vehicle, illustrating to internal and external audiences CSR initiatives that build awareness of social, environmental, and governance issues.

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Topics: Corporate Citizenship, CSR, Employee Engagement

Four Action Steps to Prepare for the CDP Climate Change Questionnaire

Posted by Stewart Rassier on Jan 9, 2015 3:53:00 PM

CDP-BlogImager-20150109-332637-editedIt's the New Year; have you set your environmental footprint goals for 2015 and beyond? Setting emissions targets can be a daunting task, but it is also a very tangible way to demonstrate a strong commitment to corporate citizenship.Tweet: Setting #emissions targets can be a daunting task, but it's also a tangible way to demonstrate a strong commitment to #CSR

More than 4,500 companies begin the process of measuring, managing, and mitigating their contributions to climate change by completing the CDP Climate Change Questionnaire, which is a key standard for environmental emissions reporting.

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Topics: Environment, Environmental Sustainability, Sustainability, Reporting, Management Practices

December Corporate Citizenship Highlights

Posted by Patricia MacKenzie on Dec 30, 2014 9:00:00 AM

DecHighlights-iStock_000026225206Large-981454-editedThe holiday season is a great time for corporate citizenship, as companies and consumers come together to give back to the communities in which they live, work, and do business. During December, CSR practitioners have been called upon to organize countless corporate giving and volunteer initiatives, with impressive results. Just a few weeks ago, companies rallied to gain support for #GivingTuesday, and saw a whopping 36 percent increase in donations. Some companies, like Center member Microsoft, stepped up their game by matching donations benefiting Microsoft Youthspark, a company-wide, global initiative that aims to create opportunities for 300 million youths by 2015.

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How does good corporate citizenship help companies do well?

Posted by Katherine V. Smith on Dec 30, 2014 8:46:00 AM

Corporate citizenship professionals know that their work yields both business and social value and recent research conducted at the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship shows that executives see investments in environmental and social programs as valuable, too.

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Topics: Business Perspectives, Corporate Citizenship, Research, Management Practices

Risky business: The cost of NOT managing environmental impacts

Posted by Stewart Rassier on Dec 18, 2014 10:50:00 AM

Blog-Water-262080-editedThe natural resources we so often take for granted are in fact critically important to the very existence of our ecosystems and our economy.

Take, for example, a family-owned barge company which has ferried goods up and down the Mississippi River for the last 60 years. Water and weather weigh heavily on whether the company opens its doors every day, so the increased frequency of major water events like flooding or droughts must become part of their risk mitigation strategy.

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Topics: Environment, Professional Development, Environmental Sustainability, Sustainability

CH2M HILL partnership joins communities and saves lives

Posted by Colleen Olphert, Director, Membership and Member Services on Dec 11, 2014 10:22:57 AM

CH_Foundation_logo_CMYKPartnerships can amplify the unique strengths and skillsets of collaborators to produce impressive results. Sometimes—as in the case of CH2M HILL’s partnership with its non-profit partner Bridges to Prosperity—those results can join communities, increase well-being, and save lives.

CH2M HILL is a worldwide leader in engineering, construction, and operations management. With 26,000 employees in 190 offices on six continents, the firm is well positioned to deliver on its mission to help clients “build a better and more sustainable world,” building on its Little Yellow Book, a roadmap for the company’s ethical behavior that was written by one of the company’s founders.

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#GivingTuesday = #winning & what your company can learn

Posted by Patricia MacKenzie on Dec 9, 2014 4:51:26 PM

#BlackFriday. #CyberMonday. #GivingTuesday.

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It’s been a week since this new tradition of generosity took place on December 2, 2014, and the data is in: the giving economy is thriving.

Founded in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation, #GivingTuesday provides a global stage to promote, celebrate and encourage the act of giving at the beginning of the holiday season. 

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